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15707. Auer, Leopold. (1845–1930).
Signed CDV Photograph at the age of 16

A very rare early signed carte de visite photograph of the important violinist, dating from 1861, when the sixteen-year-old Auer was beginning his studies with Joseph Joachim. He has signed and inscribed on the verso to Linna Sternberg (a relative of Belgian violinist Hermann Sternberg) and dated Brussels, March 13, 1861. 6.3 x 9.4 cm. Small loss to lower right corner, a few small surface losses to verso, one just touching the first letter of the inscription, else fine. Undoubtedly one of, if not THE, earliest signed photograph of the violinist.  Read More...

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7885. Auric, Georges. (1899-1983) .
Pastorales pour Piano - SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY TO PAUL LAFFITTE

Paris: Editions de la Sirene. 1920. First edition. Signed and inscribed on the title page: "A monsieur Paul Laffitte / bien cordialement / Georges Auric / Paris 23 octobre 1920. " Wrappers toned, generally fine. Read More...

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1898. Auric, Georges. (1899-1983) & Chagall, Marc. (1887-1985).
Original Photograph Examining Chagall's New Opéra Ceiling

Superb original black and white 1964 photograph of the French composer looking upwards with artist Marc Chagall at the Opéra de Paris.  The ceiling area, which surrounds the chandelier, was given a new painting in 1964 by Chagall.  Though it proved controversial, many people feeling Chagall's work clashed with the style of the rest of the theatre, the painting remains there today.  Auric, part of the famous Les Six, was director of the Opéra from 1962.  In fine condition.  7 x 9.2 inches (18 X 23.5 cm.)

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18626. [Autograph Albums].
Group of 3 Autograph Albums

Group of 3 mostly blank autograph albums, ready for your collecting to begin! Lacking some pages, in various states of worn condition. One with the word "AUTOGRAPHS" impressed to leather front cover in the shape of twigs, one with gilt edges and faux snakeskin binding, the last with an attractive deco design.

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16859. Autori, Fernando. (1886–1937).
Signed Self-Portrait Sketch

Signed self-portrait sketch from the Italian bass who debuted at La Scala in 1924 and also performed around Europe; in the model of Enrico Caruso, he was a talented caricaturist. He has sketched himself in profile on a sheet of letterhead from the Grand Hotel in Vienna, signed below and dated August 2, 1934. A clipped halftone photograph has been added at the lower left. Some light toning and foxing at the corners; overall fine. 5 x 7.25 inches (13 x 18.6 cm).

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Opera

7878. Autry, Gene. (1907 - 1998).
Signed Photograph

Signed and inscribed 8 x 10 inch halftone publicity photograph of the American actor who gained fame as The Singing Cowboy on radio, and in the movies and on television and who was also the owner of the California Angels baseball team. Corners slightly nicked, edges with small stains, else fine.

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8122. Avedon, Richard. (1923 - 2004).
Observations - Photographs by Richard Avedon Comments by Truman Capote

New York: Simon & Schuster. 1959. First edition. 151pp, 11" 14 1/2". First edition, with acetate dust jacket. Fine condition, in stained and toned slipcase which bears a few splits in places. The photographer's first book. and certainly, one of the monuments of twentieth century collaborations between a photographer and author.

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19461. Avedon, Richard. (1923–2004) [West, Mae. (1893–1980)].
Mae West and Mr. America, 1954

Gelatin silver print by the great American photographer of Mae West posing alongside Mr. America, Mr. Dick Dubois, 1954, with whom she appeared (as well as with 8 other "muscle boys"!) in Las Vegas singing "The Strongest Men in the World." Original period print, cropped from the original full format image.  Unfortunately marred by significant ink stains across several areas, with small pinholes in each corner and some wear to the margins, but nevertheless quite striking. Some pencil notations on the verso, unstamped. 10.5 x 11.25 inches. 

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13519. [Aviation] Bolland, Adrienne. (1895-1975).
Signed Photograph Postcard

Signed photograph postcard of the pioneering female aviator, the first woman to fly over the Andes between Chile and Argentina. Bolland is shown standing next to the propeller of her G3 in Mendoza on March 30, 1921, two days before her legendary flight from Mendoza to Santiago. She has signed with a flourish and noted the date and the route of her flight. In very fine condition. 3.5 x 5.5 inches (8.9 x 13.7 cm). Read More...

An unusual original 1963 photograph taken before the great French singer's Carnegie Hall recital. He is shown flanked by the jazz trumpeter and an unidentified man. 13 x 18 cm. Press clipping on verso, in fine condition.

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12045. B.B. King. [King, Riley B. ] (1925 - 2015).
Blues All Around Me: The Autobiography of B. B. King. SIGNED

New York: Avon Books. 1996. First edition, first printing. . Hardcover with dustjacket, 6.5 x 9.5, 336 pages. Boldly signed on the half-title page in blue felt tip, “B. B. King.” In fine condition, with some trivial wear to the dustjacket.

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15936. [B.B. King. [King, Riley B. ] (1925 - 2015)].
Silver and Mother-of-pearl Guitar Belt Buckle

Silver and Mother-of-pearl Belt Buckle, in the shape of a Gibson Les Paul electric guitar, inscribed on reverse "B.B.", thought to have been given by King to fellow guitarist J. Geils, with whom he toured in the 1970s. Provenance: The Estate of J. Geils. Approx 5 x 1.8 inches, with an associated leather belt.  Read More...

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14883. [BASSOON] Ozi, Etienne. (1754-1813).
Nouvelle méthode de basson par Ozi [...] Adoptée par le Conservatoire pour servir à l'étude dans cet etablissement [...] Gravée par Md. Le Roy.

Paris: Imprimerie du Conservatoire de Musique. [1803]. Method for the bassoon by the influential French bassoonist and composer. Engraved throughout. With one folding plate ("Tablature du Basson") including two illustrations of the bassoon and additional illustrations accompanying textual commentary at conclusion. Rare. [4], ii, 145 p. illus., 1 foldout plate. Two later labels on the title page, of "Lippi, Luthier," and "Jean-Baptiste Laprevotte, Facteur d'Orgues et de Serinettes," partially obscuring the original publisher's imprint. Blue paper boards with handwritten front label. Heavy overall wear and tears to the boards and spine; volume slightly warped. Area of damp staining to the lower edge of the pages throughout, especially strong on the folding plate. However, structurally sound and internally otherwise in very good condition. 10 x 13 inches (25 x 33 cm). Read More...

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1220. [BODONI] Rosini, Giovanni. (1776-1855).
La Poesia, La Musica e La Danza. Versi di Giovanni Rosini.

Parma: Co I Tipi Bodoniani. 1796. First edition. 8vo. Original white wrappers. (8), 30, pp., with the last blank. A very good copy of the original edition of this elegant collection of Italian poems by Giovanni Rosini, beautifully printed by Bodoni. The booklet is dedicated to the marquise Vittoria Torrigianni Santini. Brooks 629 'Ravissante impression bodonienne'; Gianni, Cat., p. 56, Nr. 77; Vita del Giov. Bodoni (1816), p. 101. Read More...

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17504. Babbitt, Milton. (1916–2011) [Zukofsky, Paul. (1943–2017)].
Words About Music - Inscribed to Paul Zukofsky

Madison: The University of Wisconsin Press. 1987. Collection of the important composer's lectures given in 1983 in Madison, Wisconsin. Signed and inscribed on the front free endpaper to his frequent collaborator, violinist Paul Zukofsky: "For Paul, / who doesn't need it, / With affection, / Milton / 6/5/90." 205 pp. Hardcover, purple cloth with dust jacket. Creases and edge wear to dust jacket; internally fine. With several post-it notes with personal anecdotes and jokes relating to Babbitt ("MBB") in the hand of Paul Zukofsky laid in. 7.25 x 10.5 inches (18.3 x 26.3 cm). Read More...

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12344. [Baby Orchestra].
Ca. 1900 Baby Collage Postcard

An amusing ca. 1900 French postcard featuring a bizarre collage of little babies "playing" orchestral instruments. Some writing in French along the lower border and verso, dated 1903.

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Original watercolor and collage by the French painter and designer, incorporating visual motifs inspired by the body of a string instrument and the name "Bach" as collage element in the upper left. The artist's signature stamp in the lower right. Fine.  10.83 x 14.37 inches (27.5 x 36.5 cm).

A successful painter and designer, Albert Huyot was one of the many prominent students taught by Gustave Moreau (1826–1898).


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12570. Bach, August Wilhelm. (1796-1869) [Schneider, Friedrich. (1786-1853)].
Autograph Transcription of a Psalm & Hymn

Autograph copy of a psalm and hymn text in the hand of the 19th-century German composer and organist (unrelated to J. S. Bach), an important member of the musical life of Berlin and a teacher of the young Mendelssohn. Bach has written out the German text of a piece for choir and winds by Friedrich Schneider, "Jehowah! Dir frohlockt der König." 51 lines in ink and pencil in three sections, the first two headed "Psalm" and "Hymnus," and the final section in pencil with some strikethroughs and corrections. 3 pp. Unsigned, undated [ca. 1830's]. In delicate condition with creases and some significant tears, writing in pencil on the final leaf, overall good. 8.5 x 10.75 inches (22 x 27.2 cm).

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9190. Bach, J.S. (1685-1750).
Die Kunst der Fuge

Zurich: Hans Georg Nägeli. [ca. 1802]. Oblong folio. 182 (of 183) pages; lacks half-title and last leaf. Engraved throughout. Modern 1/4 calf; title heavily soiled and rubbed, trimmed and mounted, varying soiling and foxing, dampstaining in gutters in second half of volume, penultimate leaf rehinged and remargined. Published around half a century after the first edition, this is a notable publication in the history of the Bach revival at the beginning of the nineteenth century. RISM B 523; Hoboken 1, 146; Kinsky, pages 80 and 120 ("schöngestochene Neudruck in Partitur und Klavierauszug war eine anzuerkennende verlegerische Tat"). Read More...

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13699. Bach, J.S. (1685-1750).
GROSSE PASSIONSMUSIK NACH DEM EVANGELIUM MATTHAEI ...VOLLSTÄNDIGER KLAVIERAUSZUG VON ADOLPH BERNHARD MARX, [VOCAL SCORE]

Berlin: Schlesinger. [1830]. First Edition, Second Issue. Oblong 4to (c.24.5 x 33cms). Engraved throughout. [PN] 1571.  List of subscribers (3 pages), index on verso, 190 pp. Publisher’s stamp to title, performance markings in pencil, ownership inscription neatly cut from top outer corner of the title affecting the engraved surface, small margin tears to one page, otherwise in very crisp and fine condition throughout.  Quarter vellum, brown marbled boards. First edition of the vocal score, second issue (plate number corrected on p.157). Fuld, p.171; RISM B 436; cf Hoboken 27.  Read More...

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